Middleton by Wirksworth
This small quarrying village maintains a strong connection with the stone industry. The National Stone Centre is on its doorstep, with a fascinating quarry trail and indoor exhibition. It stands alongside the High Peak Trail, a former light railway, and visitors can still take a ride along a branch line on the quaint Steeple Grange Railway. Middleton Top Visitor Centre, with its intermittently active Engine House, tells the story of the Cromford & High Peak Railway. A cycle hire centre has bikes to suit everyone and there are 18 miles of traffic free countryside to explore along the High Peak Trail.